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Saadia Gardezi

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Phd Candidate

Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant

Saadia Gardezi is a journalist and political cartoonist from Pakistan. She was awarded the Chancellor's Scholarship at PAIS in 2020. Her research is focused on the importance of visual culture to international politics and how "non-western" political cartoons, specifically in Pakistan, imagine the nation and national security.

She is the Co-Founder of Project DastaanLink opens in a new window, an organisation that records oral histories of survivors from the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. She reconnects these survivors to their ancestral homes across the India-Pakistan-Bangladesh borders using VR and other new technologies. She has won numerous grants to set up VR and traditional media installations of her films, including the British Council, Arts Council UK, and Warwick University's Enhancing Research Culture Fund. Her work has been displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Birmingham Museum, British Film Institute, National History Museum, Pakistan, and Partition Museum, India. In 2023 she was awarded the Warwick Award for Public and Community Engagement.

She is also a workshop facilitator for the Reserach Development Office at Warwick University teaching design, social media writing and non-academic writing to Post-Graduate Researchers.

In 2017 Saadia was awarded the Weidenfeld-Hoffman Leadership Scholarship at Oxford University for MPhil Modern South Asian Studies and graduated with distinctions. She has an MA in International Political Economy from Warwick University (2009). She has worked with various news outlets since 2010 including The NationLink opens in a new window, Arab NewsLink opens in a new window and Independent UrduLink opens in a new window.

Research Interests

Securitisation, visual culture, news media and international relations, humour and security, material culture in South Asia, the political economy of South Asia, Partition studies.


Seminar tutor PO3A7: Gender, War and Militarism 2023-2024

Seminar tutor PO131: World Politics 2022-2024

Seminar tutor PO135: Nine Ideas in International Security 2022-2023

Seminar tutor PO230: States and markets, An introduction to International Political Economy 2021-2022

Seminar tutor PO133: Foundations of Political Economy 2020-2021

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